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I heard Business Studies was an easy subject and am thinking of doing it, i have A n B's at GCSE,

DO you think it is an easy subject???

What do the exam questions involve???

Is it a chill out lesson???

Thanks peeps if u answer my questions
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Very easy - ideal for a lazy option if you are not bothered about getting into a top uni. If you want to go somewhere good then take economics instead.
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Just a lot of remembering to do.

Some questions can be stupidly long (13 - 17 marks) on exams.
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Well I got a C at GCSE and am on an A at Alevel, which is pretty weird.
But if your business minded, or it comes pretty easily for you it won't be very hard for you tbh.
It's just time constraints in the exam and the ratios which I struggles with last year tbh.
The content itself isn't that hard, it is mostly exam technique!
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1. It's not respected.
2. You should not consider a subject based on its difficulty level.
3. You should choose business because you are interested in the subject.
4. Business studies on CIE had the second highest failure rate (Whether this was due to slack students, less academic students or the actual difficulty of the subject is debateable).
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What's CIE?
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(Original post by Andylol)
What's CIE?
Cambridge International Examinations
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Very easy - ideal for a lazy option if you are not bothered about getting into a top uni. If you want to go somewhere good then take economics instead.
I do it and got offers from Sheffield, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter :holmes:

Anyway, it' a pretty dam easy subject in my opinion. The small amount of theory involved in the subject is very straightforward and simple to understand, and once you know how to use the word "however" throughout your answer you should be on to an A grade.

However (:tongue:), if you don't have common sense (you'd be surprised how many people don't actually possess this), and if you don't have the ability to think about a business situation logically then you will fail comfortably. This is probably why most people either walk an A in business or struggle to get a C grade.
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I do it and got offers from Sheffield, Nottingham, Southampton and Exeter :holmes:
QED
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QED
Fair enough. But don't, like every other person on this forum, stress/worry too much about taking the "hard A-levels". You would be amazed at what subjects some of the people at my sixth form are doing despite getting offers from places like Cardiff, Exeter etc.
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Too easy - majority is definitions and common sense.

Not advised.
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I'm doing it because my school don't offer economics

I do find it easy, but like Grapevine has already mentioned, if you lack common sense, you will fail.
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(Original post by IndiePixie)
Very easy - ideal for a lazy option if you are not bothered about getting into a top uni. If you want to go somewhere good then take economics instead.
Economics isn't an option for a lot of A Level students.
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Economics isn't an option for a lot of A Level students.
Indeed. I would have done it otherwise.
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I found it really difficult actually. :dontknow: I dropped it in favour of my other subjects (English lit/English lang/psychology)
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yup its very easy but a bit boring at times
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no. one of the most enjoyable subjects i've ever taken. although i did have an awesome business studies teacher at college
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Depends on what type of person you are really.
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Its been my favourite subject all the way from GCSE to University where I am currently studying it.

Its an easy subject to pass.

If you have common sense, good exam technique and memory you will be comfortable.

However, If you want to get a good grade you need to actually care about the subject as there is a lot of revision needed to hit the high marks.
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Economics isn't an option for a lot of A Level students.
You could always self-study. That's what I'm doing. Simply because a subject isn't on offer doesn't mean you can't take it. If you want to take that subject, there is nothing stopping you.
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